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Applies with brush or sprayer – cleans up with soap and water!
General Finishes’ Milk Paint provides a tough,
high-quality painted finish for your project. It is designed
for wood surfaces and is available in 20 of today’s most
popular colors. It can be applied directly from the can
to your work piece with a synthetic or foam brush; or
applied using an HVLP or conventional sprayer. If thinning is necessary, milk paint can be thinned using water. Milk
Paint is UV resistant and is suitable for both interior and
exterior furniture. Depending on the humidity, it can be
sanded and re-coated in 1 – 2 hours. Use Fine (220 grit)
sandpaper between coats. Milk Paints can be applied over existing finishes and will leave a low luster satin finish. Should a higher shine or more protection be required we recommend General Finishes High Performance Top Coat. Covers 400 – 500 sq. ft/gallon; mix
before using. Color Chart is not an exact representation of colors; use for reference only.
Made in USA.
Milk Paints all meet the environmental GREEN guidelines set forth for Architectural, Cabinets and Furniture (EPA 40 CFR Parts 9, 59 & 63), California Wood Coatings (SCAQMD Rule 1136), Kitchen Cabinet Makers Association (ESP - Environmental Stewardship Program), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Made in USA.
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Great product and great service!
By Paint possibilities
from Houston, Texas
About Me Professional
Comments about Milk Paints:
I paint cabinetry and furniture pieces with this. Does not need a primer unless you are painting over mahogany. Cuts out the priming process so saves time and $$$$. Can use this product over oil bases. Just lightly sand. A great value. Love the way the paint goes on.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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This is great stuff
from Northern Illinois
About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer
I have used this several times on refinishing of furniture and kitchen cupboards. Goes on well sprayed HVLP, easy cleanup. If you make a mistake or run, a sponge right away fixes the problem.The white is tintable, so most any color can be matched. Using GF's water based poly topcoats, you can get a tough finish, and match any sheen.These are great products.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
By Hugh J
from Annapolis MD
I tested using over a sealer and on bare well sanded wood. It goes on better on bare wood
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Love This Stuff!!!!!
from Atlanta, GA
About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer
Comments about General Finishes Milk Paints:
I used the General Finishes baby blue Milk Paint on a set of unfinished wooden kitchen chairs about five years ago. I put three coats on, and it has worn like iron in a house with two teenagers, one of whom is an avid kitchen table crafter and dribbling painter, and who is a bit, shall I say, abusive to my chairs. The milk paint has a beautiful matte, velvety looking finish. It also went on really well, and didn't leave bumpy rubbery "streaks" like regular acrylic or latex paint does. It gives a really smooth, professional finish, which has not faded, even though the chairs are in a sunny spot. I'm buying another can to touch them up. At the same time I painted the chairs, I painted the base of our old wooden kitchen table with the snow white. As stated, table gets a lot of abuse, and the base, white though it is, still looks great. I have also used General Finishes milk paint to paint a wooden IKEA TV stand, and it looks great. BTW, I painted my chairs in a room with several pet birds. Birds are notoriously sensitive to fumes. There was no odor, and the only reaction from the birds was curiosity to see what the heck I was up to. I would have no qualms about using this product around children or pets.
Wonderful product but be warned.
By Boss Furniture
from Bozeman, MT
This is a great product that is easy to work. However, don't put down the brush too soon. It needs three coats to have depth and to display the vivid colors. The good news is that it does not take long to apply three coats. It can be done in one long day. The bad news is it screams for a top coat. Fortunately, the General topcoat is as good as the milk paint and even easier to use. I will use these products again and again but will accept that a good, durable finish needs three coats of milk and three of topcoat. I use 400 grit paper after the first two coats and then after every coat. Beautiful results--even for one who hates to paint.